English language programs | Mount Allison

Need extra time and training to improve your English language skills?

Mount Allison's English language pathway programs make it easier for students from non-English backgrounds to get ready for post-secondary studies.

Our English pathway programs are designed for students who need extra time and training to meet English proficiency requirements and who would like to benefit from additional transition time and academic preparation before full-time studies.

Mount Allison offers two options to help you meet language requirements, depending on your level of English:

Summer Pathway Program

(May-August)
This program is offered during the summer. It includes level-specific English and academic skills classes, cultural immersion, and career development opportunities.

Summer Pathway Program

English Academic Bridging Program (EAB)

(September-May)
This program is offered during the academic year. As a full-time Mount Allison student you will take three regular courses and two EAB classes each term.

English Academic Bridging Program (EAB)

Which English language program is best for me?

 

 

 


Option 1: Summer Pathway Program

(May-August)

The Summer Pathway Program (SPP) is a language, academic, and cultural immersion program for students who meet academic requirements at either Mount Allison or the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), but do not meet the English proficiency requirements.

SPP is designed to bring together international students headed to Mount Allison and NBCC so they can study and prepare for post-secondary life together before the start of classes in the fall.

The program will run in summer 2023 for 12 weeks (May), eight weeks (June), and four weeks (July).

Students who have already met the University’s admission requirements can also choose to be a part of this program to improve their language and academic skills.

Modes of delivery:

  • on-campus delivery — students can attend the program on the Mount Allison campus for an immersive experience. On-campus accommodations and local trips and activities are available at an additional cost.
  • online delivery — students can attend the program virtually, if they have a stable internet connection and a computer with a camera and microphone to participate in live classes.

The Summer Pathway program includes:

  • level-specific English and academic skills classes
  • lessons introducing students to the history, culture, and geography of Atlantic Canada
  • guest speaker series to educate students on services and supports available through Mount Allison and other local organizations
  • career development skills to prepare students for job opportunities
English requirements, start dates, and fees

2023 START DATES

SPP Section 12-Week program 8-Week program 4-week program
Dates

May 29-Aug. 18

June 26-Aug. 18

July 24-Aug. 18
Tuition fees for online or on-campus delivery

$4,797

$3,364

$1,994
Optional on-campus accommodations, meal plan, and local trips and activities

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English score requirements

IELTS 5.5
All bands 5.0

TOEFL 60
Listening 6
Reading 7
Speaking 15
Writing 15

Duolingo 90
Comprehension 100
Literacy 95
Conversation 80
Production 70

IELTS 6.0
All bands 5.5

TOEFL 80
Listening 11
Reading 12
Speaking 17
Writing 17

Duolingo 100
Comprehension 115
Literacy 105
Conversation 95
Production 80

IELTS 6.5
All bands 6.0

TOEFL 87
Listening 11
Reading 12
Speaking 17
Writing 17

Duolingo 110
Comprehension 120
Literacy 110
Conversation 100
Production 90

*Fees include tuition and program fees.

**Students attending on-campus SPP are encouraged to live on-campus and participate in program related trips and activities in the area.

Students who have already met the University's admission requirements can also choose to be part of this program to improve their language and academic skills.

How to apply to the program

In order to enroll in the Summer Pathway Program, you must first:

Based on eligibility and language scores, students are directly put into the program that works best with their current language skills.

Once admitted, pay a non-refundable deposit of $2,444 CAD to reserve your spot ($450 registration deposit + $1,994 SPP desposit). The remaining fees are due at the beginning of your session.
 
DEADLINE TO APPLY AND PAY YOUR DEPOSIT

For in-person delivery, application and deposit deadline:

  • Jan. 1, 2023 (all programs)

For online delivery, application and deposit deadline:

  • 12-week SPP — May 1, 2023 (first day of class is May 29)
  • 8-week SPP — May 29, 2023 (first day of class is June 26)
  • 4-week SPP — June 26, 2023 (first day of class is July 24)

The $1,994 SPP deposit is refundable until the first day of classes, if applicant is able to provide proof of study permit refusal.

If you successfully complete the program

Once you successfully complete the English Summer Pathway Program:

  • You get direct unconditional admission to Mount Allison or NBCC starting in September (if you meet the academic requirements)
  • No additional TOEFL or IELTS tests will be required

If you do not successfully complete the program, you will be automatically enrolled in the English Bridging Program (EAB) in September.

For aviation students

Aviation students who need additional language training before the start of their degree and wish to participate in our language bridging programs must choose the English Summer Pathway Program.

 


Option 2: English Academic Bridging Program (EAB)

(September-May)

The EAB program is a two-term (fall and winter) program offered during the academic year.

The program is designed for students whose English proficiency is just below Mount Allison's minimum requirements but who otherwise meet our academic requirements for full admission into Arts, Science, or Commerce degrees.

You can choose to be part of the EAB program even if you are not required to do so — any student from a non-English background is welcome to access language support.

The English Academic Bridging Program includes (per term):

  • 2 non-credit English and academic courses
  • 3 academic courses
  • Peer tutoring and support
English requirements

TOEFL 80

  • Listening 11
  • Reading 12
  • Speaking 17
  • Writing 17

IELTS 6.0

  • All bands 5.5

Duolingo 100

  • Comprehension 115
  • Literacy 105
  • Conversation 95
  • Production 80
How to apply to the program

In order to enroll in the EAB program, you must first:

If your English score falls just below our minimum required for full admission to the University, you will receive an offer for conditional admission into the EAB program.

For aviation students

Aviation students who need additional language training before the start of their degree and wish to participate in our language bridging programs must choose the English Summer Pathway Program.

If you successfully complete the program

In order to receive a full offer of admission after one or two terms in the EAB program, you must successfully complete your EAB and academic courses, OR otherwise submit your updated English test scores to the Registrar's Office.

Once you receive a full (unconditional) offer of admission, you will be able to register in up to five courses each term towards your Mount Allison degree.


Questions?

Questions about our English language programs

For questions about English language programs at Mount Allison, please contact englishpathways@mta.ca.

Questions about course selection or registration

Students who have been admitted to an English language program who have questions regarding their course selection or registration, please contact our academic advisors at advisor@mta.ca.

Questions about pre-departure planning, international student services, and international orientation

Students who have been admitted to an English language program who have questions about pre-departure planning (including study permit applications), international student services, or international orientation, please contact our International Student Advisor at intadvisor@mta.ca.